'Minecraft' to go mobile with iOS and Android builds
Thursday 24 February 2011
Computer game sensation
Minecraft is set for portable play as members of Mojang Specifications revealed plans to produce versions of the game for the iPhone and Android families of mobile devices.
The cooperative construction game has seen players put together virtual versions of the Taj Mahal, Parthenon, Washington Monument, and even Star Trek's USS Enterprise.
Even though the computer game is not complete, users can currently play a basic version for free, or pay a reduced fee to access the regularly updated work in progress.
As a measure of its success on Mac and PC, just shy of 1.4 million have paid between €10 and €15 ($14-$20) to play since its mid-2009 creation.
The iOS and Android editions are due out in 2011, enabling Minecraft to compete with its iOS clone Eden - World Builder.
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